Designed for students who have an interest in an education-oriented career beyond becoming a licensed teacher. We recognize the importance of education and training as important aspects of so many careers, and provide students with the theoretical background and practical application in order to better understand learners and learning.
Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:
An educational studies major gives theoretical background to better understand learners and approaches to teaching.
As one of the few colleges to offer this major, students can easily combine it with another major or minor. With an emphasis on collaborating with other areas of study and providing a multitude of electives, this major can be tailored to anyone’s individual goals- including an internship.
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From our classroom to yours
BVU is a leader in education graduates, and it’s for a reason. Our classrooms boast SMART Boards, 3D printers, and strategically-placed brand new tables and monitors for group work, providing opportunities for collaborating with student near and far. BVU students are trained with the best equipment to run their own classrooms with confidence.
“We have state of the art tools here and students’ imagination drives their inquiry.”
Students with goals of running a classroom gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom by getting involved at local schools as BV Buddies mentors.
Student MOVE gets students and their organizations volunteer and moving! They coordinate service programs and events that focus on direct service, education, and reflection.
Take a peek inside Smith Hall where teachers are teaching to teach. Or, look outside your plane window on the way to South Korea to teach students English. The bounds of educational studies are limitless.
BVU grads are in demand. A survey found that 100 percent of Educational Studies majors from the Class of 2018 were either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
A minimum of 6 credits must be taken from the School of Education and Exercise Science as indicated by EDUC, ESSI, EXSC, SEDU, STEM and TESL prefixes. No more than 6 credits may be from a single department outside of the School of Education and Exercise Science.